Police, Protesters Clash in New Year’s Rally in Hong Kong

Hundreds of thousands of people packed Hong Kong streets as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extended into 2020

  • Published 1 January 2020

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people packed Hong Kong streets for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extended into 2020 with further violence between police and demonstrators. Police said they arrested some 400 people for unlawful assembly and carrying offensive weapons as hard-line, black-clad youths broke off from the main group of marchers and attacked banks and ATM machines with spray paint, hammers and Motolov cocktails.… Read at AP News